A fantastically gorgeous math- and Lost-themed Costa Rican wedding #Wedding Porn#BIPOC#board games#costa rica#destination wedding#guestbook#lanterns#non-floral centerpiece#rainy#red shoes Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Feb 26 2014) Stephanie Kaloi All photos by A Brit and a Blonde. Jinger and Calvin got married completely off the grid. They from their hometown of New York City to the southern jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The rugged conditions matched the Lost-themed day, with everything from the save the dates to the bridal party's entrance music included nods to the television series. Play and relaxation ruled the day, as guests signed Jenga tiles instead of a guestbook, played board games, and relaxed at the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat in between wedding events. Rainforest weather conditions moved the wedding inside into a yoga doja, and the couple got hitched under a bamboo canopy covered with orange ombre paper lanterns. Both Calvin and Jinger are mathematicians, and the festivities had several nods to their work and passion. The wedding program was really a program — it was written in C++ — and the tables were all named after mathematical formulas. Vendors! Photographer: A Brit & A Blonde • Hair Stylist: Costa Rica Hair by Monica • Rentals: Elegante Frenesí • Equipment Rentals: Eventos Boadicea • Floral Designer: Stylos y Flores • Event Planner: Weddings Costa Rica • Reception Venue: Blue Osa Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Shower your cake in edible confetti NEXT Losing my mother and honoring her memory through my own offbeat wedding Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] Yay Jenga! Also, the fiery orange and cool blue-turquoise colours are beautiful! Reply I'm having a moment over the negative space photo with the tree and their faces. Gorgeous. Reply I agree – the photo is so striking. Absolutely gorgeous! Reply gorgeous!! love the color choices! Reply Wow, I wish I'd thought to do a coffee bar. Awesome idea! Reply I love the attention to detail. Reply Thanks so much for featuring Jinger and Calvin's fun wedding! We had a blast planning their non-traditional wedding off-the-grid. Instead of a cake, they had a smores bar and the fine rum tasting bar was a massive hit! Reply Love it! Can we get any more information about the C++ program? I may have to borrow this idea and get some php in ours! Reply The couple had a friend/co-worker write the program. Maybe if you have a tech-savvy friend they can write your program? Good luck! Reply Actually, I (Jinger, the bride) wrote the wedding program. I was sitting down to come up with the program text one night and really just felt like coding instead so I decided to do both! One guest pointed out that the bride and groom were leaked in the deconstructor (intentional? hehe) and that the party() function would be more appropriately named startPartyingAsync(). We should have done a code review! 😉 Reply Hey Jinger, I LOVE that you did a Lost wedding. I want to incorporate it into my wedding too! What music did you use? I'm having a hard time finding music that doesn't sound borderline sad or has the "trumpets of doom" blaring at some point. Reply I'm really sorry, but my best friend and I have been looking into your wedding for a little over five minutes and we've tried deconstructing the whole feel of the wedding, but we're finding it incredibly hard to see anything that refers to LOST in a striking way. It almost seems like this wedding was more math-coding than anything else as it doesn't lend to anything LOST here. I understand that much of the Dharma Initiative had lots and lots of numbers, but, it's so subtle that I don't see how anyone who wasn't a LOST fan could ever see the reference whatsoever. I thought the wedding looked very pretty, though; I just figured I'd point that out. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.